RFID In Action

This article provides examples of the deployment of radio-frequency identification (RFID) at the Las Vegas McCarran International airport and Hong Kong International Airport for applications in baggage management. In Las Vegas, about 75 percent of all baggage is tagged with RFID, at the airport's expense, which has led to the extremely high 99 percent accuracy rate in getting bags onto the proper flight. This percentage is expected to go up half a point when all bags at the airport will be tagged. RFID was only part of a larger $50 million baggage handling improvement project for the airport that was implemented after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Hong Kong and Las Vegas each spend an additional $10,000 per day on the tags; however, both airports are assured that the low mishandled baggage rates will mitigate this cost. In Hong Kong, the sheer number of bags in transit has required that that airport implement special measures so as to not overload their computer servers with RFID information.

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  • Authors:
    • Arnoult, Sandra
    • Thomas, Geoffrey
    • Buyck, Cathy
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 38-40, 42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 2:06PM